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2019 19 Sep 17:30

Evolutionary synchrony of life and the fossil record

Neil Davies from Cambridge University will present the Department of Geological Sciences seminar with a talk entitled, "Evolutionary synchrony of life and the fossil...

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Simpson Lecture Theatre, Geological Sciences Building, 13 University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT

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Seminars, talks and public lectures
2019 23 Sep 13:00

Understanding the Ecological Character of Ramsar Wetlands: A Long Term Perspective

Professor Peter Gell of Federation University, Australia will present the Department of Biological Sciences seminar wtih a talk entitled, "Understanding the Ecological Character of Ramsar Wetlands: A Long Term Perspective".
Abstract
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was established in 1971 as a vehicle to arrest the decline in extent and condition of the world’s wetlands, particularly as habitat for waterbirds and fish. When sites are nominated contracting parties are required to provide a description of the ‘natural ecological character’ of the site...

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Bio Lecture Theatre, HW Pearson Building, Upper Campus, UCT

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Seminars, talks and public lectures
2019 28 Sep 12:00

Soapbox Science

Kicking off with its first ever gathering in Cape Town on Saturday 28th September, the Pierhead at the V& A Waterfront will be transformed into an arena for learning and debate, engaging people from all walks of life with some of South Africa's most ground-breaking scientific research.  The inaugural event will feature 12 speakers from various South African Institutions, covering everything from nuclear physics to vaccine research. 
For more information on the Cape Town Soapbox Science event and the full list of speakers, visit

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Pierhead, V& A Waterfront, Cape Town

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Seminars, talks and public lectures
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